This week is the Feast of Tabernacles, or Sukkot. This is a Jewish holiday at harvest time, described in Exodus 23 and Leviticus 23. This is a more celebratory occasion after the somber and reflective Yom Kippur. Each family builds a Sukkah,** or booth, where they will eat meals and often sleep. These booths are reminiscent of the temporary shelters built by the Israelites during the forty years of wandering in the wilderness during the Exodus.***
*Could someone let me know the proper salutation for this festival?
**Yes, I know, this is MegaBlox and not LEGO. That's a little sacrilegious for a LEGO blog, but those giant MegaBlox are much easier to accumulate than the analogous Quatro bricks that LEGO used to make.
***Thanks to commenter Yewtree for the link!